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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Andreas Kitzmann

Media & Culture/ Technology in Practice

University   York University
E-Mail Address   kitzmann@yorku.ca
Phone Number   (416) 736-2100, ext. 88703
Office Location   Founders College, 321
Office Hours   TBA


Education

B.A. (Trinity Western); B.A. (McGill); Ph.D.(McGill)

Biography

Andreas Kitzmann is currently Associate Professor in the School of Arts and Letters at the Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies at York University. He received his PhD in Comparative Literature from McGill University and has written widely on the impact of communications technology on the construction and practice of identity, electronic communities, and the influence of new media on narrative conventions. His publications include Saved From Oblivion: the Place of Media, from Diaries to Web Cams (Peter Lang: 2004), and Hypertext: the Straight Story (Peter Lang: 2006) and Memory Work, as co-editor, (Peter Lang : 2005).

Research Interests

Culture and Technology; New Media and Society; Digital Culture; Critical Theory; Cultural Studies.

Recent Projects

Saved From Oblivion: the Place of Media, from Diaries to Web Cams (Peter Lang: 2004),
Hypertext: the Straight Story (Peter Lang: 2006)

Memory Work, as co-editor, (Peter Lang : 2005).

 

Current Research Projects:

His current research explores industrial and architectural design as a means to identify alternatives to mainstream forms of material practice and applications of technological knowledge.


 

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Harold [Innis] taught us how to use the bias of culture and communication as an instrument of research. By directing attention to the bias, or distorting power of the dominant imagery and technology of any culture, he showed us how to understand cultures.
~ Marshall McLuhan